Thank you to the Troy Fire Department for visiting our PreK - 4th grade students today to talk about fire safety and fire prevention. Our students had a blast exploring the fire truck, seeing the fireman in full gear and learning about the tools they use to fight fires. It was the perfect way to end National Fire Prevention Month!

The middle school students created some show-stopping literary pumpkins this year! Our middle school kids have been creating pumpkins each year at Taylor, so by the time they are in 8th grade they have built the skills to become masters! 

The students were thrilled to be pumpkin investigators while using their five senses to scoop out the inside of a pumpkin, and explore  the different parts of a pumpkin. Some classroom favorite activities include making witches brew in the sensory table, sculpting jack-o'-lanterns with play dough, painting pumpkins, and using straws to blow paint to create ghosts.

PreK has been learning about apples this week. Children explored the parts of an apple, had an apple tasting, made various apple crafts, made apple pies at the sensory table and had picnics at our own apple orchard in our dramatic play area.

The 3/4 class learned about hurricanes as part of their Weather & Climate unit. They learned about how to stay safe during a hurricane and how building designs and materials are impacted by severe weather. They designed and built their own “hurricane proof” houses to try to withstand wind and flooding! 

The math classroom is the perfect place for creating visual representations of the concepts being learned. The 4th grade students are sharpening up their multiplication skills by using arrays to make rectangles. 

Kindergarten through 4th grade competed in a cup stacking challenge this week. Students rolled a dice to determine their locomotor movements and how many cups they received from completing that movement. Through various round they stacked their cup to see who could build the highest tower and castle.

Kindergarten is learning about Indigenous Peoples' Day and celebrating it through literature and food was not just a lesson; it was a meaningful journey of understanding, respect, and appreciation for diverse cultures that make our world so beautifully unique.